Red Wings Rally for 3-2 OT Win over Wild

Johan Franzen scored a power play goal with 49 seconds remaining in overtime Saturday night, giving the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild in a game which the Wild led 2-0 in the final minute of the second period.

Franzen's goal came with the Red Wings overloading the front of the Minnesota net. Ian White threw a shot on goal and Tomas Holmstrom gathered up the loose puck, sending a backhand pass between the legs to Franzen, who poked it home as he himself was cross-checked into the net.

White had gotten the Red Wings on the board with 48 seconds remaining in the second period. With the puck loose in the slot, White charged out of the left faceoff circle to get to it and snap a shot past Minnesota goaltender Josh Harding.

Jiri Hudler tipped a Jakub Kindl shot from the point past Harding at 3:46 of the third to tie things up.

The Wild scored the game's first goal with 12 seconds remaining in the first period. Guillaume Latendresse sent a pass from behind the Detroit net that made it through traffic to Zanon at the blue line for a one-timer past Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard.

Only 16 seconds into the second, Cal Clutterbuck was left alone in the slot and took a pass from behind the net by Colton Gillies, snapping a shot past Howard.

Howard finished the night with 12 saves on only 14 Minnesota shots. Harding stopped 38 of Detroit's 41 shots.

Franzen's goal was the first Detroit power play goal of the season, on their third try with the extra attacker of the night. The Wild had one power play attempt and did not score.

The Red Wings are now off until Friday when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets.


Notes: Patrick Eaves was back in the Detroit lineup, with Drew Miller rotated out as a healthy scratch... Mike Commodore did not play, remaining on short-term injured reserve while recovering from a knee injury... Brendan Smith served the third game of his five-game suspension.

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Between the (currently in progress) MSU - U of M football game and the Tigers - Rangers playoff game, the Red Wings visiting Minnesota is getting a bit overlooked today.

I'll miss this one myself as I'm about to head up to my grandfather's 80th birthday party. The DVR is set and I'll probably catch some on the radio.

For those who won't miss it, Josh Harding gets the start for the Wild and Jimmy Howard is expected to go for Detroit. Fabian Brunnstrom may make his Red Wings debut, as Mike Babcock had previously said he wanted to get everyone into the lineup by this weekend. Brad Stuart will not miss time after missing practice earlier this week. Mike Commodore remains on STIR and Brendan Smith will serve the third game of his suspension.

Game time is 8:00, FSD has the TV.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/15/2011 at 1:06 PM

 

This game will be interesting as the Wild are in a rebuilding phase for the future. I always like the games in Minnesota as the crowd really gets into the game and you never really know what you are going to get. I hope Brunnstrom makes his debut.

Posted by SYfanSD on 10/15/2011 at 5:13 PM

 

No call on Clears??? What the hell?

Posted by SYfanSD on 10/15/2011 at 8:12 PM

 

The last time the Wings had three consecutive shutouts was 1955. The last time the Lions started 5-0... 1956.

Posted by SYfanSD on 10/15/2011 at 8:17 PM

 

Jimmy!!!

Posted by SYfanSD on 10/15/2011 at 8:19 PM

 

Latendresse is probably the most ironic name for a hockey player. I just wanted to point out how hilarious it is.

edit: It is so weird seeing the Seals' logo next to my name hahahaha

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/15/2011 at 8:39 PM

 

So much for the shutout

Posted by SYfanSD on 10/15/2011 at 8:52 PM

 

Well sh*t... That was fast.. Come on guys!

Posted by SYfanSD on 10/15/2011 at 9:02 PM

 

Latendresse is probably the most ironic name for a hockey player. I just wanted to point out how hilarious it is.edit: It is so weird seeing the Seals' logo next to my name hahahaha


Are you in the DFHL?

Posted by SYfanSD on 10/15/2011 at 9:05 PM

 

Are you in the DFHL?


Unfortunately for the other guys I am now <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.png" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/15/2011 at 9:08 PM

 


Are you in the DFHL?


Unfortunately for the other guys I am now <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.png" />

Nice!!

Posted by SYfanSD on 10/15/2011 at 9:09 PM

 

Can we get some offense?

Posted by SYfanSD on 10/15/2011 at 9:17 PM

 

Bad hit there...

Posted by SYfanSD on 10/15/2011 at 9:18 PM

 

Minnesota goes up by two and now they are trapping in the neutral zone. Like Mickey said, it's going to be a long 30 minutes playing against that.

Posted by SYfanSD on 10/15/2011 at 9:23 PM

 

Two signs things aren't going right for the Wings...

1. Dats misses on a breakaway

2. Lidstrom fans on a shot

Great pressure to end the second though.

Posted by SYfanSD on 10/15/2011 at 9:34 PM

 

White!!!!!

Posted by SYfanSD on 10/15/2011 at 9:35 PM

 

At least there is no shut out for the Wild now.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/15/2011 at 9:35 PM

 

And so they end up in overtime.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/15/2011 at 10:27 PM

 

Thank jesus for no shoot-out. At least I think.

The review showed a good goal, awesome!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/15/2011 at 10:33 PM

 
Johan Franzen

Johan Franzen
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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